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July 24, 2003 - 9:28am
5 years 4 weeks ago
Noble County Sheriff Landon Smith is facing ethics questions after a judge in neighboring Monroe County said Smith used an inmate as a cook in a restaurant he owns. Monroe County Court Judge James Peters says Smith created a safety threat by granting an unauthorized work release. Monroe County pays Noble County to house some of its inmates in the Caldwell jail. Peters said court probation officers on July 11th found the inmate working at a restaurant Smith and his wife operate in Belle...
July 24, 2003 - 8:19am
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Condemned inmate Richard Cooey came within 12 hours of his scheduled execution when a federal judge ordered it be postponed. U-S district judge Dan Aaron Polster last night granted a request by Cooey’s lawyer for more time to study the case. The 36-year-old Cooey had been scheduled to die by injection at ten o’clock this morning for the 1986 deaths of two university of Akron students. The Ohio attorney general is appealing the delay to the sixth U-S circuit court of appeals on Cincinnati. There...
July 24, 2003 - 8:11am
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Columbus police have identified the body of an Ohio State University student and two others found yesterday afternoon in a rental house several blocks East of the Ohio State campus. Police spokesman Brent Mull says the victims are 21-year-old Kayla Hurst, of Granville, 22-year-old Aaron Grexa of Pennsylvania and 23-year-old Eric Hlass, of Russellville, Arkansas. Hurst was an Ohio State student. The others were not. Police don’t know Grexa’s hometown. Sergeant Mull says someone who lives in the...
July 23, 2003 - 11:38pm
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A granville woman is one of three victims police found dead Wednesday in a house outside the OSU campus. Columbus Police say 21-year-old Kayla Hurst was a student at the school. According to a police spokesperson, someone who lives in the house called police after finding the bodies in an upstairs room. So far, police have not released. The house is in an area where both students and non-students live.
July 23, 2003 - 4:39pm
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There is a changing of the guard as a new police chief is sworn in this afternoon in Cambridge. Chief Richard Wayt officially took his vows in front of a crowd of family and co-workers during a brief ceremony. Now that he is on the administrative side of the force, he has a very clear idea about what needs to be done. “I just want to try to make sure that law enforcement in the community is done properly, professionally. And I believe that it is now. I believe we have standards that we...
July 23, 2003 - 4:33pm
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Basketball season may be a few months away, but the city of Cambridge is getting ready for a weekend of hoops. The Gus Macker three on three tournament is set to get underway this Saturday at Cambridge City Park. Crews were at work this afternoon assembling the baskets where almost five hundred teams wills shoot on. People of all ages and places will be competing for the first place trophies. Sharon Cassler, Cambridge Clerk of Council, said kids from ages eight to forty will be playing in...
July 23, 2003 - 4:28pm
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The city of Cambridge continues its downtown revitalization. Turner avenue is just one of the many projects taking place. Mayor Sam Salupo considers this the cornerstone piece for the changes. The city received a grant from the state for the work, and then acquired three properties with old buildings on them. “We were able to raise those with the help of the state, then we filled the area in. We created fifty additional parking spaces and room for at least two or maybe three tour buses,”...
July 23, 2003 - 4:04pm
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Zanesville area youth are being recognized for their outstanding achievements within our community. The candidate should represent the values of courage, compassion, and community service. Chairman of the Bicentennial Celebrate Youth Service Awards Committee, Mollie Crooks, says, “A lot of times teens get notoriety for negative behavior, but we also know that there are a lot of really talented, positive young people out there doing good things on behalf of the community and we want those...
July 23, 2003 - 3:48pm
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Keeping with their tradition, Zandex Healthcare was once again the winner of the Corporate Cup blood drive. Today Zandex honored their internal facility that donated the most units. Willow Haven may have been the smallest of the facilities that participated, but their staff came through in big ways. Nearly half of Willow Haven’s employees attended the blood drive, donating more that any other facility. A total of 102 units of blood were donated this year, which could affect over three...
July 23, 2003 - 10:42am
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Two Ohio Highway Patrol troopers have been fired after an eastern Ohio lawyer accused them of conspiring to catch him speeding. Patrol spokesman Sergeant Rick Zwayer says Sergeant Don Ryan and Trooper Ben Huff were fired from the New Philadelphia post Tuesday after a disciplinary hearing. Another Trooper was suspended and discipline is pending against four more. Rick Hinig of New Philadelphia says troopers set him up. In recorded dispatch tapes, Hinig is heard calling the patrol to tell...
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